Company: Light Be Lighting Pty Ltd
Location: Pretoria, South Africa
Anthony Hawley entered the lighting industry more than 15 years ago after gaining extensive experience in marketing. He applied for a sales position at a lighting company and worked his way up the ranks. Today, he is recognized for his leadership and communication skills. As the sales director of Light Be Lighting Pty Ltd, a lighting company that offers street lights and flood lights for stadiums, and industrial and urban lighting, Mr. Hawley is tasked with working with local authorities, managing a sales team of 14, and presenting with developers, architects and electrical consulting engineers. Prior to attaining his current role, Mr. Hawley served as a sales engineer at BEKA Pty., Ltd., branch manager at Key Hire (Delta) and Direct Response Marketing (Prime Media), and dispatch manager and sales consultant at Universal Lamination. Mr. Hawley takes great pride in his work and enjoys working with different people on a daily basis and contributing to the energy savings in South Africa. He communicates well with others and speaks three languages, English, Zulu and Sotho. Although he is highly accomplished, Mr. Hawley believes the highlight of his career was meeting the country’s president and winning an international award for the company’s LED energy efficient product. He attributes his success to hard work and trying to be the best. In the coming years, he will be taking over the company as a whole, and be managing director, and continue to strive toward excellence.